Today, some feminist and New Age Groups believe that all Stone Age
cultures worshipped a great Mother Goddess. They point to this
figurine as an important piece of evidence. Many archaeologists are
not so sure.
"The famous seated 'Mother Goddess' was found in a grain
bin-perhaps this has something to do with fertility, but we have
no suggestion that grain bins were symbolically important. It is
quite likely that the figurines and statuettes had a range of
different functions. But for most of them it is difficult to
argue for any special symbolic significance."